Versatile Ostrich Steaks and Ground Meat.
Whatever your goals, slimming down, getting lean, building muscle or just enjoying healthy eating, It’s never been easier to enjoy great tasting and healthy meat than with Northfork Bison meats.
If you’re going to take a closer look at healthy diets, we recommend adding ostrich meat to your meals. It’s a healthy alternative to mainstream meats such as chicken, beef and pork. It’s really lean!
Benefits of Ostrich Meat
High in Iron – to help maintain healthy cells, boost oxygen delivery in blood, gain energy and stay active.
High in Protein – great for increasing muscle mass
Low in calories – to reduce weight gain
Less saturated fat for a healthy heart
Keep your hair and nails strong by consuming the essential nutrients needed to keep them strong and less prone to breakage
Ostrich Steaks are a Good source of Vitamins and minerals
Ostrich meat has all these nutrients: B-12, Selenium, Niacin, B-6, Phosphorus, Zinc, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenicacid, Iron, Potassium, Copper.
General rules for grilling ostrich meat
There are an infinite amount of things you can do with ostrich meat. Use it as a great substitute for beef. Do just about anything with it. You can have a nice steak, burgers, or make kabobs and stir-fry. Ostrich meat cooks quickly. It is an ideal fast meal prep. Great for stir-fry and served over rice, making it a delicious light filling meal.
Do not thaw your ostrich meat in a microwave.
Medium to medium rare typically requires about 4 minutes on each side.
Use tongs, rather than a fork for turning your meat.
When the juices stop bubbling to the top, the meat is done.
It is best to start by searing the meat on both sides at a hot temperature.
Ostrich Meat Should Not Be Overcooked.
Done right ostrich should be pink or red in the center (rare to medium rare)
There is not as much fat in it as there is in red meat, so show care with just how long you keep it on the grill. You want to keep the meat somewhere between rare and medium for the best results. You want an internal temperature between 125°F – 150°F.
Ostrich meat works well smothered in sauces
Since there is less meat juice to work with, it is best to use absorbent seasoning, such as salt, after grilling. And because it is so lean, There is no shrinkage with ostrich meat, and no fat to drain.
Ostrich steaks work very well with sauces. Use whatever marinade you like, or go with something heavier like herb butter cheese and cream.
Ostrich meat may sound exotic to the uninitiated, but it is not. It is readily available delivered to your door and you can cook it on any type of grill.